Ostrich (source: Wonderopolis)

The new moon in Cancer arrives later today on the heels of the sun and Mercury’s ingress into the sign. Frankly, I’m feeling relieved that these cosmic events are finally here. All the recent planetary action in Gemini has had me feeling high-strung. I’ve just made some necessary changes in my life that I knew I had to make. Normally, I don’t get stressed out by that sort of stuff, but I had a terrible week because I got sick while I was already questioning my vulnerability. I’ve mostly sat at home for the past four days reflecting upon the year so far. I’m not good at that.

However, something good did come out of my convalescence. I acknowledged that much of my worst behavior is influenced by the levels of stress in my life. So I asked myself what I could do to decrease whatever it is that is stressing me out. I came to the conclusion that I need to stop worrying about whatever is going on in the United States of America, where terrible people continue to do terrible things in the name of the “common good.”

I don’t want to get political here on my astrology and fashion blog, so I won’t. I’ll just say that I’m not an American and most of what happens in America is inconsequential to me. For that reason, I’ve decided to stick my head in the sand so that I can ignore American media.

Cancer is an insular sign. The new moon always favors a novel approach to an ongoing issue, so perhaps this is the solution to what ails me — both physically and mentally. Just a couple of days ago I was possessed to pick up an art book I’ve owned for decades in order to get my head out of the dark places that American politics has taken it lately. It was a lovely excursion and a path I hope to continue traveling over the next few months.

This new moon might not offer you the opportunity for introspection and self-integration that it offers me (it is within a single degree of my natal moon), but it can provide you with the chance to reflect upon what has worked for you in 2017, and what hasn’t worked. It gives us all the chance to trust our gut feelings as we move forward, rather than allowing the voices in our heads to steer us off course.

It’s time to reset. If that means that you need to pull your head out of the sand, then that’s what you need to do. If that means that you need to stick your head back in the sand, that’s fine, too. Just do it now because this the most important time of the year to devise a new strategy. This is the week to make things happen.

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